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Users say 'Hey Google, send my ETA, ' and Assistant will text your arrival time to any of your contacts.

A live demonstration showed just how the system works; simply say the command to initiate - for example, "Hey Google, be my French interpreter" - and Google Assistant will jump into Interpreter Mode. Today's update includes new features such as flight check-ins, hotel booking, a new language interpreter mode, and the extension of Assistant on the lock screen to all Android phones.

It's no secret Google has the smartest and most powerful voice assistant out there.

The feature is also one of the best reasons yet to invest in a smart display, like the Google Home Hub. The concierge then asked a question, which Google translated into German.

Plus, Google Assistant will help you book your hotel room in the USA too.

Integration with a wider range of products will certainly help Google Assistant reach one billion devices. The Google Assistant is smart enough to understand the context and the whole experience was very slick. Since Google Maps already calculates your estimated time of arrival when you're driving, the Assistant now lets you text that arrival time to others, at least if you're using an Android device.

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Google also debuted a $79 Assistant-equipped "smart clock" that's meant for the bedroom and can set alarms based on your calendar, as well as control all your smart home devices.

Though the company is testing the tech at a couple hotels, Google isn't planning a big launch with businesses just yet, but it's not hard to imagine Interpreter Mode coming in handy in other scenarios, like at airports or with other businesses.

Google Assistant is adding support for Google Keep, Any.do, Bring! and Todoist to keep track of your itinerary with notes and lists in the Google Assistant.

Kitchen Aid has launched their own smart display that offers a more discreet footprint than those from makers such as JBl and Lenovo. It'll also notify you when the check-in facility becomes available, so you can use your voice or do it manually.

If you plan on traveling with United Airlines in the future, you'll soon be able to check into your flight and even retrieve your boarding pass, all with Google Assistant. Hotel bookings are also limited to just U.S. right now.

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